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The Women Behind the Curtain: Uncovering NASA’s Hidden Figures

Our bonus Movie Magic episode of September is here! Our subject is Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures. BBE explores the inspiring story of the black women behind some of NASA’s greatest achievements, and how they defied the odds in 1950s and 1960s America. But which one will win, book or movie?

That Witch King Juju: Tolkien’s The Return of the King

Show Notes for Bonus Episode 1.4 Check out a sample of the full-length episode below! To get access to full-length bonus episodes, head over to our Patreon. Quick Links from the Episode: What did Jennifer read in the past month? Check out the links below for our Bookshop affiliate store: Things in Jars – 5 […]

Holy Feast and Holy Fast: How Metal Were Female Saints?

The answer is very. Show Notes for Episode 2.6 Check out the episode below: CW: eating disorders, disordered eating, irregular food behaviors Quick Links from the Episode: Are you or someone you know struggling with an eating disorder? NationalEatingDisorder.org is a great resource for learning more about eating disorders and how to get help for […]

Cracking the Mayan Code: Debunking Doomsday in The Book of Destiny

Show Notes for Episode 1.19 Check out the episode below! Quick Links from the Episode To learn more about Barrios, here is a brief bio on Mayan Cross. According to Barrios (and others), 2012 was never seen as some kind of apocalypse to the Maya, rather the beginning of a new cycle for humanity. For […]

The Great Schism: Jennifer and Paige Clash Over Jane Eyre

Show Notes for Episode 1.18 Check out the episode below! I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre Quick Links from the Episode For more information on the Bronte family, check out this truly extensive Wikipedia article. This […]

Ghost of Sexual Harassers Past: Balancing Quality and Morality in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation

Show Notes for Episode 1.17 Check out the episode below! Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. Isaac Asimov, Foundation Quick Links from the Episode The big three of science fiction (i.e. the folks considered to be the founding members of the modern genre): Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, […]